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Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrates Hanukkah in his own way

Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrates Hanukkah with Eric Bauman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.
Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrates Hanukkah with Eric Bauman of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. Alice Walton/KPCC

Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated the start of Hanukkah Tuesday with a little break dancing. Really. 

The mayor joined City Attorney Mike Feuer and a handful of city council members to light a menorah on City Hall's First Street steps. (The first night of Hanukkah is actually Wednesday). After a musical performance and speeches, the mayor and his colleagues did a traditional dance — he's Jewish on his mother's side — and then Garcetti used the occasion to show off his break dance moves. 

It's not the first time Garcetti has pop-locked in public. Last year, during the mayoral race, he did a little break dancing during an interview in Inglewood (see video below). He's also been a guest DJ on 89.9 KCRW and KSWD 100.3. And last month Garcetti performed with his buddy, Moby.

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